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And another one

28 Apr

Just so we don’t all have that awkward business of a non-comedy poem sitting on the top of the blog, stifling user comments, here’s another post for people to talk about.

First, we’ll share what’s possibly one of my favoritest (if not my favoritest) pieces of instrumental music. That it comes from a Star Trek episode (also one of my favorite) probably says something about me.

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Inner Light

I don’t remember how old I was when I saw that episode, but it was a big deal. I still maintain that the whole fifth season of TNG was one of the best-written pieces of science fiction, let alone Star Trek, that existed before Babylon 5 or Firefly came along and changed the playing field.

(Some people would say Battlestar Galactica changed the playing field. Honestly, and I’ve tried, I completely fail to see BSG as science fiction. If I had to list sci-fi shows on television right now, I’d get through Dr. Who, some reruns of shows I like, and then I’d start to stammer a bit.)

And then, because I should always endeavor to Bring On The Funny for you lot, here’s Dave Barry, who is the essence of Brought On Funny.

If I had voted that election, and had been aware that Dave Barry was running for president, I would have totally voted for him.

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3 Comments

Posted by on April 28, 2007 in music, sci-fi, stuff, voting

 

3 responses to “And another one

  1. Carrie

    April 29, 2007 at 1:59 am

    For someone who isn’t online enough to answer emails, you sure have plenty of time to blog lately. :oP

     
  2. Alex Adams

    April 29, 2007 at 10:35 am

    I LOVE that episode of ST:TNG. The piece of Trek music that always slays me is the beginning theme for First Contact. I get goosebumps just thinking about it.

     
  3. Pete

    April 29, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    Carrie – For someone who has time to send e-mails, you sure don’t blog much. 🙂 (My e-mail is a terrifying looming pile right now that I’m avoiding for tax purposes.)

    Alex – I absolutely agree. First Contact had really great music, the best of any Star Trek film except for maaaaybe Star Trek VI, but I think I still prefer First Contact.

    Here’s my playlist on Napster, at the moment:

    First Contact (first contact)
    End Credits (first contact)
    Generations Overture (generations)
    Suite from Inner Light (TNG)
    Duel of the Fates (Star Wars, episode one)
    Passage Through the Planet [voice] (episode one)
    Anikan’s Theme (episode one)
    Across the Stars (episode two)
    First Contact (first contact)
    Enter Lord Vader (episode three)
    Remember When it Rained (Josh Groban)
    Serenity (serenity)

    I’m especially fond of the bits in the Serenity soundtrack when the cello comes in. They’re gorgeous moments.

    It’s a good playlist to write to.

     

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